Mom's Suit Over Son's Prince-ly YouTube Dance Survives

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 3:34 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday shot down cross-moves for summary judgment from Universal Music Corp. and a woman suing it for causing the removal of an online video of her son dancing to a copyrighted Prince song, finding neither side made its case regarding the fair use doctrine.

In his order, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled that Stephanie Lenz isn’t entitled to summary judgment based on the theory that Universal willfully blinded itself to the possibility that her YouTube video constituted fair use of...
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